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Yeah i read on innerfidelity that the m100 were a good choice
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Yeah i read on innerfidelity that the m100 were a good choice

 

They are. I returned my Mixrs and haven't looked back. But if I were talking to a hip hop head who's probably not going to be listening to a lot of live instrument recordings, I'd tell 'em to stick with the Beats. They do what they set out to do, and they do it well.

 

But the M100s? Man. They're just godly all around. Like I said in another post, these things made me enjoy my music more than anything in years. I wear them easily 8-10 hours a day.

post #18888 of 22851
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They are. I returned my Mixrs and haven't looked back. But if I were talking to a hip hop head who's probably not going to be listening to a lot of live instrument recordings, I'd tell 'em to stick with the Beats. They do what they set out to do, and they do it well.

But the M100s? Man. They're just godly all around. Like I said in another post, these things made me enjoy my music more than anything in years. I wear them easily 8-10 hours a day.

Nice, will have to do some more research. Been reading good things about the x1 and Nad hp50
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Before I made my purchase, I had the chance to try out the Nad hp50 (and the hd650 and 800, they were amazing) but unfortunately not for long. The strange square like design on the headband makes it inaccessible for people with smaller heads and thus the pads never got a proper seal on my ears.

From what I heard from the guy running his store and what little I heard when I had them on, they're a fairly neutral sounding headphone so if you like balance, you might like those.

The m100 for me is probably the best portable headphone I have seen. It's super quick to put on and put away and their stowing size is a bit larger than the porta pros (which take a while to get set up and put away from personal experience). For their class of portable headphones, the sound coming from them is pretty incredible. To be able to have that level of bass but not kill the mids and highs is pretty damn cool.

Of course it's not without its flaws; they are very bassy and some songs will need an eq to get better separation for the mods and highs.
post #18890 of 22851

Agreed with the above. I think for a portable no-amp-needed headphone, you won't top the M100. For people who use their headphones in a more stationary environment and aren't concerned about portability there's gonna be something they'll like more, but I'm moseying about, putting it in my iPhone and then my laptop and listening in bed or at a Starbucks. These are untouchable in that regard.

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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post
 

Sure.

 

The Mixrs have more aggressive bass (and IMO, it sounds good doing it), with clear highs and mids that are acceptable. That said, there's not great separation between instruments, and they are uncomfortable as heck until you stretch the headband out. The overall sound is VERY aggressive, and absolutely ideal for rap, electronica, pop, or any genre with a lot of low-end that wasn't made with actual instruments. They're skull-pounding and you don't lose the rest of the spectrum along the way like you do on Beats' other models.

 

The M100's don't have the same bass impact, but the detail and overall clarity is greater thanks to the dual-diaphragm drivers. The separation is better, instruments feel more organic, and they're a hell of a lot more comfortable. If you love bass, but lots of genres, this is your headphone. There's a much greater sense of separation and placement with instruments while still being plenty up-front and powerful. 

 

The Mixrs are a specific headphone, the M100's a swiss army knife. Both are great if you love bass, and to be frank I listened to a bunch of stuff with the Mixrs and thought it sounded fine (plus they look sweet), but unless your listening is going to be almost solely electronically-produced, bass-heavy music, the M100's are better.



Could you explain dual diaphragms? Does this mean there's a larger diaphragm for bass and a smaller one for mids/treble?

Edit: Nevermind, went on Vmoda's website. "inner and outer rings separate bass, preventing bleeding into mids and highs"

Close enough :P


Edited by Nec3 - 3/1/14 at 7:51pm
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thankd for the quick reply, i think i will get the xs then, i hate dropping the cash on something i cant really try (i know there is the 60 day guarantee but i still have to pay for the shipping. and having them ship to canada is not cheap and a lengthy process. 

 

i like the small size cause their portable, andd dont have a problem with comofrt because i dont listen longer than 1 hour at a time

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Ahaha, would be funny if some1 actually tried to order it for that price. 

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Yeah that would funny and tragic at the same time.  I will wait until the price comes down to $222.22 or somewhere near that.

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Can you find better headphones at the ~$300 price point? Sure. There's lots out there.

Can you find better closed, over-ear, portable headphones at that price? That's not so easy.
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Can you find better headphones at the ~$300 price point? Sure. There's lots out there.

Can you find better closed, over-ear, portable headphones at that price? That's not so easy.

 

I'm genuinely curious what other options might compete. The Mad Dogs?

post #18897 of 22851
the mad dogs can only compete in sound quality. the m100 is more portable, more easily driven, much better isolation, and more durable.
i really can't think of anything out there that competes in all categories with the m100.
post #18898 of 22851
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the mad dogs can only compete in sound quality. the m100 is more portable, more easily driven, much better isolation, and more durable.
i really can't think of anything out there that competes in all categories with the m100.

 

Same. The only way would be for the people who think the M100's are very uncomfortable (and some certainly do), or who don't want such heavy bass (perfectly valid point). For anyone who likes their music with prominent lows, I just can't see what tops 'em.

 

They are, without question, the best heavy metal headphones I've ever tried.

post #18899 of 22851
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Originally Posted by rudeboybass View Post

the mad dogs can only compete in sound quality. the m100 is more portable, more easily driven, much better isolation, and more durable.

i really can't think of anything out there that competes in all categories with the m100.

Same. The only way would be for the people who think the M100's are very uncomfortable (and some certainly do), or who don't want such heavy bass (perfectly valid point). For anyone who likes their music with prominent lows, I just can't see what tops 'em.

They are, without question, the best heavy metal headphones I've ever tried.
yes there are some comfort issues with some people that have ears that stick out. if you have average ears there will be comfort issues at first but you have to wear them for a while. they really do mould to your head after a little while
post #18900 of 22851
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I'm genuinely curious what other options might compete. The Mad Dogs?

NAD Viso HP50 is about it.

Mad Dog is not portable. It needs a powerful amplifier. I was looking at getting these but the amplifier purchase was going to be a show stopper.

Everything else in the buying guides and winter gift guide is some combination of open, on-ear, not portable and more expensive.
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